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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!
Mrs Long and Mrs Dale

Autumn 1

This half term the topic is called ‘I wonder’, which has a Science focus. We will be exploring similarities and difference between sounds, identifying how sounds are made, as well as investigating patterns in sounds volumes.

In Maths over the term, we will be looking at:

  • place value of 4 digit numbers, ordering and comparing them.
  • Mental addition and subtraction and then using this to problem solve.
  • Lines of symmetry in 2D shapes as well as reflections.
  • Use known facts and practice the 6 and 9 times tables and related division facts.
  • Equivalent fractions and using multiplication and division to find fractions of large quantities.


In English we will be learning to: use a range of powerful vocabulary to describe, use paragraphs consistently to order information, check our own and other’s writing for mistakes, particularly in punctuation and then edit our own writing. Our key text is ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ which we will be using to learn about how to show how a character feels, use speech and to describe settings.

In Guided Reading we will be practicing reading fluently and accurately out loud, as well as summarising the main ideas from a text. We will learn to answer questions about the text in detail by retrieving information from the text.

In our Core Skills curriculum we are focussing on ‘Learning with others’. We will work on 2 targets as a class: I can give constructive feedback to my peers on their ideas identifying what is good and how it could be improved. I can use the right voice and the right words when I'm talking to my teacher and my classmates.


P.E- Lessons will be on a Tuesday and swimming will be on a Friday this term, so please ensure that your child has their complete kit on these days, to include: House colour T-shirt Black Shorts/joggers, Pumps/trainers, Earrings to be taken out or taped up Or swimming costume and towel.

Home learning:

Reading- we encourage daily reading to include discussion- please record/get your child to record in their reading log (What they have read, the date and any comments on progress). Please can reading records be in school every day.

Spellings- weekly spellings rules and words from the Year3/4 list to practice at home, but these will not be tested on. Please can spelling log books be in school every day.

Maths: My Maths set weekly online, on Thursdays, with one week to complete the activities.

Schofield and Sims – one test a week to be completed. To be handed in on a Friday to be marked.






I Wonder Learning in Year 4 - Dance, Drama and Science

Recommended Reading for Year 4

Maths calculation policy Year 4

Links to activities which support learning

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  • Binley Woods Primary School,
  • Coombe Drive, Binley Woods, Coventry,
  • Warwickshire, CV3 2QU
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